November 8, 2014
Liar and Spy - by Rebecca Stead
Georges, Candy, and Safer. Yep, those are the names of our three main characters, so you know the author has a thing about names. When seventh-grader Georges moves into a new apartment building with his dad, he doesn't expect to end up in the middle of a spy ring investigating a potential murderer in a dark apartment. However, Safer has a way of shaking things up for him, and life is not likely to return to normal anytime soon.
Follow these kids through the everyday excitement of Georges' life and learn a thing or two about friendship, acceptance, and... candy.
This book has nothing to do with Stead's previous bestseller, When You Reach Me, though it definitely has some similarities. City kids, unexpected twists, and friendship helping the characters to survive personal challenges. This is an author to watch!